SmartBear’s “State of Code Review 2017,” Cloudflare introduces Argo, and Chain’s Ivy Playground — SD Times news digest: May 18, 2017

SmartBear is releasing the latest results from its “The State of Code Review 2017: Trends & Insights into Dev Collaboration industry survey, which finds that interest in code review has nearly doubled since last year. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported code review as the number one solution for improving code quality. Other solutions included unit … continue reading

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software. The ransomware — dubbed WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r 2.0/WCry) — has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s big companies, and has spread across Russia, … continue reading

Berners-Lee: Web needs a rethink to stop ‘nasty ideas’ from spreading

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet users to stop spreading negative ideas on social media websites, and instead use the web how it was intended. Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist who was recently awarded the Turing Award 2016 by the Association of Computing Machinery. At this month’s Innovate Finance global fintech summit … continue reading

Senate lawmaker asks FTC for answers on recent children’s IoT breaches

Recent data breaches involving children’s Internet-connected toys pushed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to write a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), detailing what steps it’s taken to protect the personal data of the children using such toys. This isn’t the first letter Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, has written in response to security breaches. … continue reading

MIT experts warn Trump administration about cybersecurity issues

MIT experts are urging the Trump administration to take cybersecurity more seriously. According to the experts, electric grids, oil pipelines, and other critical infrastructure in the U.S. pose huge hacking risks, but are widely ignored. “The digital systems that control critical infrastructure in the United States and most other countries are easily penetrated and architecturally … continue reading

Amazon Web Services outage shows potential for global economic troubles

The outage of Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3) yesterday impacted websites and applications across the eastern United States, but according to AWS’ health dashboard, Amazon S3 has fully recovered and is operating normally. The AWS breakdown was a four-hour outage caused by high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which caused websites completely … continue reading

TypeScript 2.2 released, half the Internet uses HTTPS, and updates to the Google Play Developer Console—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2017

Microsoft’s TypeScript team presented the latest release of TypeScript 2.2 this week, with new features and quick fixes to improve the TypeScript experience. With TypeScript 2.2 comes more improvements to the editor, including code actions, which can guide developers in fixing up errors. This includes adding missing imports, adding missing properties, and removing unused declarations. … continue reading

TypeScript is getting attention in the enterprise

JavaScript’s time in the limelight is definitely at hand. The language is moving forward at a good pace, Node and npm have standardized a lot of the busywork, and the web continues to grow every day. As cross-platform languages go, JavaScript is the new Java. That doesn’t mean everything is all right for JavaScript developers … continue reading

Cloudflare investigates DDoS attacks coming from Internet-connected cameras

Cloudflare has published information about recent attacks it has seen against its system, and these attacks highlight new DDoS trends where hackers are able to bring down more web application servers at a time. According to a blog post written by Cloudflare’s Marek Majkowski, these new attacks appear to come from the Mirai botnet, which … continue reading

Report: Developers should consider connection speeds, IPv4 exhaustion

Developers might not be impacted directly by new online trends and global connection speed changes, but a recent report by Akamai emphasized the influence the Internet has on developing applications. Akamai, a content delivery network company, released its second quarter 2016 “State of the Internet” report that gathers data on connection speeds and the impact … continue reading

How developers can explore the future of the mobile web

Since a majority of users spend their time inside of mobile apps, they don’t want to waste it with connectivity issues or flaky WiFi, according to Pete LePage, a developer advocate for Google. Developers play an important role in improving these issues, he said, and they need to watch the future of the mobile web … continue reading

Hack Rod creates AI car in a virtual environment, Flynn 1.0, and Let’s Encrypt support for IPv6—SD Times news digest: July 27, 2016

The team at Hack Rod, a California startup, is using Autodesk and NVIDIA GPU technology to create a car engineered with artificial intelligence and designed in a virtual environment. The Hack Rod car uses concepts of generative design, which consists of computers that use AI to come up with design ideas on their own. Autodesk … continue reading

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